Lent is a time of reflection, forgiveness, healing, and formation at Contemplate Lincoln. Join us this lenten season to grow, transform, and expereince the peace of Christ.
March 6th 12:10-12:50pm
Join us for a brief service and imposition of the ashes over the noon-hour. All people of all ages are welcome for the meditation and imposition of ashes. We will finish our time with an optional period of silent prayer.
Tuesdays @ 7pm
Join us for this Lenten Study on Forgiveness using Marjorie Thompson’s book Forgiveness a Lenten Study. We have copies of the book to read in our library, purchase $10, or they may be purchased on kindle $2.99
Forgiving others and humbly asking for forgiveness are central disciplines for all Christian believers. Lent, a time to reflect on our Christian journey, is an appropriate time to deepen our understanding and practice of forgiveness. Marjorie J. Thompson, author of the best-selling book Soul Feast, takes a close look at our understanding of forgiveness in this encouraging study. In six brief chapters, Thompson addresses such questions as the following:
Is forgiveness a Christian duty under all circumstances? Or are there situations Christians do not need to forgive?
Is forgiveness a matter between individuals, or is it meaningful only in the context of communities?
Is forgiving the best route to healing for the injured?
How do we get past emotional barriers to real forgiveness?
Using biblical examples and and real-life situations, Thompson illustrates each chapter’s theme in an informative and engaging way. A study guide is also included at the back of the book that is appropriate for either individual reflection or group discussion. With clarity, insight, and sensitivity, this book is the perfect resource for examining both our ability to forgive and our own need for forgiveness
March 16th 9:30-12:30pm
Save the Date. More details to come.
In honor of Fr. Thomas, this year’s theme will be all about celebration: Celebrating the gifts of Spiritual Journey, the gift of Fr Thomas and the gifts of Centering Prayer
When we answer the invitation to silence and Centering Prayer, we might come across our false self and start to experience the unloading of the unconscious; We may even experience the dark night; We may not spend as much time in gratitude for how this practice has transformed our lives. This year’s theme of “Celebrating the gifts of Spiritual Journey, the gift of Fr Thomas and the gifts of Centering Prayer” is an attempt to do just that; Celebrate what this great man has done, and how the practice of Centering Prayer is manifesting in “your” life
The Welcoming Prayer is a method of consenting to God’s presence and action in our physical and emotional reactions to events and situations in daily life.
In our time together we will cover the mechanics of the prayer, Thomas Keating’s teachings on divine healing, and spend time in sacred community. This workshop is as much restorative as it is informational.
The purpose of the Welcoming Prayer is to deepen our relationship with God through consenting in the ordinary activities of our day. The Welcoming Prayer helps to dismantle the emotional programs of the false-self system and to heal the wounds of a lifetime by addressing them where they are stored — in the body. It contributes to the process of transformation in Christ initiated in Centering Prayer.
Facilitated by Patty Forsberg
Registration: $45 includes a light lunch
April 18th 6pm
Join us for this candle light liturgical Maundy Thursday Service of scripture, eucharist, and silence. We will read the story of the last supper mixed with periods of silence and finish with communion. After the service we will have a pot luck for those who wish to stay and share a meal together.
April 20th 6pm
Vespers is a service of evening prayers. Join us in song, silence, and prayer.
We are please to announce we will be hosting a webcast of the Center for Action and Contemplation’s The Universal Christ conference. Please note the live conference is the last weekend of March but we will be watching April 5th, 6th, and 7th. This condensed presentation of the conference will feature all of the presentations, workshops, panel discussions, and many of the meditation experiences. We will have some time for discussion and reflection. It is encouraged that you bring your own lunch Saturday and Sunday. To condense time we have removed lunch breaks. This is a free service of Contemplate and there is no requirement to attend all 3 days, one may participate on the days they are available. Email any questions or to RSVP email email@example.com
Schedule: Friday 1:00-5:30, Saturday 9:00-3:00, & Sunday 9:00-3:00
Join us as we explore the central themes of Father Richard’s new book (available March 2019) and discover the roots of the universal Christ in the rich history of the Christian tradition. Experience Easter in a new way as we consider Holy Week through a larger, cosmic view of Christ, drawing upon theology, practices, conversation, and liturgy. How might this vision impact our own lives and communities?
Franciscan Richard Rohr will be joined by historian John Dominic Crossan and public theologian Jacqui Lewis in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and online via live webcast.